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Telcos Expand AI Services amid Slump in Mobile Biz

Telcos Expand AI Services amid Slump in Mobile Biz

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom firms are expanding artificial intelligence (AI)-based services ranging from mobility to factory operations, industry insiders said Wednesday, as they search for new growth engines beyond the mobile communications business. Last month, LG Uplus Corp. joined an AI research alliance that includes its local rival KT [...]

SK Telecom Builds AI-based Smart Factory to Detect Defects Through Sound

SK Telecom Builds AI-based Smart Factory to Detect Defects Through Sound

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, announced Tuesday that it will work with its affiliate SK Planet Co. and Hwashin Co. on an artificial intelligence (AI)-based Smart Factory Project. Hwashin is the country’s major chassis producer and primary supplier for Hyundai Motor Co. SK Telecom plans to [...]

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Map users will now be able to receive recommendations of nearby restaurants through artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, announced Monday that it will introduce ‘Smart Around’, a new AI-based location recommendation service, for Naver Map. Smart Around, first developed in 2018, [...]

Samsung to Hire Record Number of Postgraduate Researchers for Chips, AI

Samsung to Hire Record Number of Postgraduate Researchers for Chips, AI

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it plans to hire a record number of postgraduate researchers this year to secure future technologies in the semiconductor and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors. The South Korean tech giant said it will hire 1,000 postgraduate engineers by the end of this year. Samsung already [...]

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

Seoul City to Introduce AI-based Water Quality Management System by 2022

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Water Authority announced Thursday its plans to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI)-based water quality management system supported by the Seoul Digital Foundation’s data consulting services. The authority aims to set up a preemptive water quality management system by incorporating big data and AI technology into the monitoring [...]

Samsung Electronics Names AI Guru as Head of R&D Hub

Samsung Electronics Names AI Guru as Head of R&D Hub

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has named a renowned artificial intelligence (AI) expert as chief of its research and development (R&D) hub. The South Korean tech giant said Sebastian Seung, professor at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute and Department of Computer Science, will lead Samsung Research, the R&D hub [...]

Naver Upgrades AI Cleanbot to Protect Users from Malicious Comments

Naver Upgrades AI Cleanbot to Protect Users from Malicious Comments

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Co. announced on Friday that it had upgraded its artificial intelligence (AI) cleanbot further to protect its users from being exposed to malicious comments. Naver’s AI cleanbot, thus far, has automatically detected and hid comments with abusive language and slang. Since April 2019, [...]

Huawei Inks Partnership to Support S. Korea’s AI Companies

Huawei Inks Partnership to Support S. Korea’s AI Companies

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean unit of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. on Friday signed a partnership deal to support South Korea’s artificial intelligence (AI) businesses as it tries to expand its presence here. Under the deal with the Korean Artificial Intelligence Association, which represents some 300 startups in the AI [...]